Brewing tea has been one of the most popular ways of enjoying kratom for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And for good reason. The leaves of the kratom tree have a decidedly bitter taste. In fact, just brewing the leaves in a cup of hot water isn’t nearly enough to make kratom that tastes great. Depending on where it is grown and how it is processed, kratom’s natural bitterness can be moderate to overwhelming. The good news is that proper preparation and flavoring can turn kratom into a delicious hot or refreshing iced tea. Try out your favorite spices, sweeteners, and creamers. Here’s how to make your own cup of great-tasting kratom tea.
To make best kratom tea you can, start with the fundamentals of brewing kratom tea. If you don’t want to do a deep dive on every tip and method, here are the basic procedures for brewing kratom tea:
Now comes the good stuff. There are any number of ways of making kratom tea taste better. You can reduce tea’s natural bitterness by reducing its alkalinity. This is easily done by adding citric acid, which also tends to help your body absorb the kratom alkaloids. Citric powder or a few drops of straight lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange juice work well. Adding citric acid also helps to keep the tea fresher while stored in the refrigerator.
That said, most people will also choose to add a creamer and/or sweetener to their cup of tea. This is especially true if you’re making a stronger batch of kratom tea that also tastes great.
Citrus fruit, as well as any other type of fruit juice, will also add flavor to the tea. Adding fruit juice to your kratom tea will give the tea a lighter, sweeter flavor. Likewise, you can brew herbal teas together with kratom tea. Here are some ideas for teas that go well with kratom:
You can also try mixing multiple flavors of tea to see which combinations you like best. As a rule of thumb, brew equal amounts of kratom with other teas for the best balance of flavor.
Adding creamers will give the tea a smoother texture and slightly sweet flavor that helps cut the bitterness. Here are some examples of creamers for making kratom tea:
These are just a few of the tried-and-true ways of making great-tasting kratom tea. Hot or iced, there are as many ways of making kratom tea as there are any type of tea or latte. Try experimenting with flavorings and combinations to see what you can come up with and which you like the best.
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